California Could Soon Require Free Menstrual Products In Public Schools
NPR By Don Thompson California public schools and colleges would have to stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under legislation sent to Gov. Gavin... Read More
Salon workers, environmental groups petition FDA to ban formaldehyde in hair products, treatments
Safety + Health Magazine Staff writer … “The petition lists documented health hazards from exposure to these products, known as keratin treatments, which involve solutions... Read More
Toxic beauty products contribute to health inequity
E&E News By Ariel Wittenberg Toxic chemicals in beauty products commonly used by and marketed to Black people and other people of color could be... Read More
Are Chemicals Poisoning the World’s Female Workers?
Foreign Policy By Lucy Sheriff Women are disproportionately exposed to deadly substances—and may be getting disproportionately sickened by them. … “We can’t necessarily pin it... Read More
The harmful myth of vaginal cleansing
Ms. Mayhem By Lexi Reich … “There’s an overall assumption that the ingredients that get used are just fine for our health; people have been... Read More
Are your cleaning products really green? Here’s how to tell.
Popular Science by Shaena Montanari Reducing waste and using fewer harmful chemicals is good for you and the environment. … An April 2021 report from... Read More
Fragrance industry plots new course to handle increasing regulation
Chemical Watch by Julia John Manufacturers face pressure over ingredient disclosure, safety … At the national level, the Menstrual Product Right to Know Act is... Read More
CIR ‘Watchdog’ Women’s Voices For The Earth To Remain On Guard In 2021
HBW Insight by Ryan Nelson NGO says the Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety’s conclusion on methylisothiazolinone in 2020 was among decisions “not in the... Read More
Toxic menstrual and intimate care products are wrong. Period.
Podcast – Persistent and Pervasive: Feminists Take on Toxics Pilot episode EPISODE SUMMARY Pilot episode centers on toxic chemicals in menstrual and intimate care products.... Read More
The F.D.A. Wanted to Ban Some Hair Straighteners. It Never Happened.
The New York Times by Roni Caryn Rabin In 2016, agency scientists deemed hair straighteners containing formaldehyde to be unsafe, according to newly obtained emails.... Read More